Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is in the mist of a two fight losing streak, a streak that began with a loss to UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84.
Silva has wanted rematch with Bisping since that controversial defeat, one he feels he won by knockout in the third round.
“In my opinion, I won,” Silva said to Combate. “It was very controversial because he landed two strikes when I was out of balance. He ended up getting the points. There was a situation when he was on top for a while, but I think I won the fight. Because when he ate the knee, the bell rang. And the rule, if I’m not mistaken, says he needs to get up on his own to go to his corner. He didn’t get up on his own and, while I was up in the cage, the commission came in. The commission never enters if the fight isn’t over. So when the commission came in, I was already celebrating, because he was knocked out. It’s a sport, I didn’t have to keep attacking him, also because the bell rang. But it’s done, it’s over. After he was knocked down, they brought in the stool for him to sit. The commission helped him get up and sit on the stool. He didn’t get up on his own. He was sitting in my corner, then they removed the stool, and put it in his corner, and he was sitting down for a while.”
Silva still has at least five fights on his current UFC deal, he feels that if he wins enough fights, he will get one more chance at Bisping.
“The truth is that I still have a few fights left in my contract,” he said. “I have, I think, still five or six fights left in my contract. I intend to do them. And since I fight in the (middleweight) division, there may be (a rematch with Bisping). Depending on my performances, I might have the opportunity to fight for the belt again. But it’s not something that I’m seeking. I want to do the fights that I need to for my contract. (I want to) put on good fights, of course, and I hope to win all of them and give a good show to the fans.”
Silva also suffered a defeat to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200, it is the second two fight losing streak of his career. He'll face Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on February 11.